Matloob Piracha

University of Kent, UK, and IZA, Germany

IZA World of Labor role


Current position

Senior Lecturer in Economics, University of Kent

Research interest

Migration and strategic trade policy

Positions/functions as a policy advisor

Consultant, UK Department for International Development, 2009–2010


PhD Economics, University of Exeter, 2003

Selected publications

  • “Social capital and immigrants' labour market performance.” Papers in Regional Science (Forthcoming).

  • “Immigrant over- and under-education: The role of home country labour market experience.” IZA Journal of Migration 1:3 (2012) (with M. Tani and F. Vadean).

  • “Return migration and occupational choice: Evidence from Albania.” World Development 38:8 (2010):1141–1155.

  • “Remittances, institutions and economic growth.” World Development 37:1 (2009): 81–92 (with N. Catrinescu, M. Leon-Ledesma, A. Miguel, and B. Quillin).

  • “Self-selection and the performance of return migrants: The source country perspective.” Journal of Population Economics 18:4 (2005):779–807 (with A. de Coulon).